By Seattle Sucks
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A podcast about hating the city we love.
||ExplicitThe Centrist Will Not Hold||Greg and Colin are joined by poet, Blabbermouth cohost, and staff politics/books/theater writer at the Stranger, Rich Smith, to talk about the Cronenberg-esque brain worm that is centrism, and to revisit Howard Schultz by way of his recently released memoir.||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCaffeinated Milkshakes||Greg and Colin are joined by their long lost roommate and host of Unpopular Front, Ben Udashen, to talk about caffeinated milkshake peddler and recently announced Independent candidate for President in the year 2020, Howard Schultz.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt Is the Rain||Greg and Colin are joined by Mary, a historian and local high school teacher, as well as policing aficionado (and our first return guest!) Brian Platt, to talk about the birth of the "Bezos Center for Innovation" at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), transit and the city's solutions in light of the "Period of Maximum Constraint" aka "The Seattle Squeeze" aka "Jenny Jam," and more bad behavior from the Seattle Police Department.||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitElect Scott 2019||In the first episode of "season two," Greg and Colin sit down with Shaun Scott, author of Millennials and the Moments that Made Us, journalist, organizer, member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and City Council candidate for District 4, to talk about inclusive cities, land use policies ("Neighborhoods for All"), and the graduation of local issues to the national stage (which includes a column from Christopher Rufo in the New York Post).||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVanishing Seattle||In the final episode of the first year of the podcast Colin has the honor of speaking with the impossibly cool, Cynthia Brothers, about her invaluable and vital project, Vanishing Seattle.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Behr Necessities||Greg and Colin are joined by local artist and Capitol Hill curio, John Behr, to talk about strange stirrings caused by parking lots, the formation of the League of Extraordinary Process (the regional "solution" for homelessness), the NHL in Seattle, Art Walk, stand-up comedy, murderous manifestos, the future states of Cascadia and Liberty, and an evening run-in with a cougar.||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAll Cops Are Bad||Greg and Colin listen to Brian Platt, local aerospace machinist and journalist, about the history of policing and its relatively modern militarization, the burgeoning cultural psychosis of fear and victimhood (much like that gripping American conservatism), and the Seattle Police Officers Guild's (SPOG) recent contract "win" at City Council and what that means for the city.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJeffrey's Comet||Greg and Colin talk fire, the midterms, Paul Allen (for further ridicule), and Jeffrey's new club house(s), otherwise known as Amazon HQ2.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitElection Day||Greg and Colin struggle through the endorsements from the Stranger Election Control Board.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRemembering Paul (How His Smile Made Us Smile)||Greg and Colin discuss the death of homegrown billionaire Paul Allen, and take on the takes (from Kshama Sawant and My Northwest, to the Seattle Times) in the wake of his passing.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJeffrey, the Creator||Alex and Colin dive deep into Day One, Jeff Bezos' opening salvo into philanthropy, bronze markers for fallen homeless people, another championship for the Storm, and the progress of the Innovation Advisory Council.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBenefits Not Included||Alex and Colin talk Fall (it's here now), the county caving to the Mariners' request for maintenance of Safeco Field, innovative baseball themed solutions to homelessness, the Durkan Digest, C40, the threat of an NHL team, Jeff Bezos' foray into politics, and the increasingly creeping terror of Amazon, especially w/r/t the treatment of its workers (robot, or human).||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClosing the App Gap||This episode is proudly brought to you by Homely™. We discuss the absurdity of the Innovation Advisory Council by way of examining similar efforts in Boston, and delve into Durkan's neoliberal impulse to avoid systemic change via the recent announcement of recipients to the Tech Matching Fund.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCrash and Burn||Colin flies solo (without training) and tries to thread a narrative about stolen planes, smoke filled skies, the fight for the Showbox, the "charity" of the Pearl Jam Home Shows, and the black hole of displacement in Seattle's new gilded age.||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDashboard Confessional||Mayor Jenny Durkan decides that Tech companies know best when it comes to solving the issues that plague late capitalist society, and forms the League of Extraordinary Tech Workers, or the "Innovation Advisory Council." It's, like, the future.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFascists All the Way Down||Greg and Colin have a big announcement, Spekulation parodies the municipal Macklemore lip sync, the looming destruction of the Showbox, the Mayor's office bends the truth about the Streetcar project, the Mariners have a list of demands to renovate Safeco Field, the benevolent Amazon funds transit expansion at will, and the myth we are meant to believe about Jeff Bezos.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSome of my Best Friends are Activists||A special conversation with journalist, activist, organizer, and all around fascinating Seattleite, Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr. We talk about the political climate in the wake of the Employee Head Tax repeal, marginalization (in its many forms), the uncredited impact of grassroots movements, Nikkita Oliver, and the power of billionaires in local politics.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKatie Herzog Eats Her Shoe||It's the Ron & Don show, the Slog's own Katie Herzog white knights for Jordan Peterson and in so doing provides enough rope to hang herself and Don (or was it Ron?), and Kshama Sawant's week of wild rumor.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEt tu, Russell?||Mr. Wilson Goes to China, KIRO's Ron & Don believe in Paul Allen and the Stacks, and the "great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity," Amazon, "relentlessly jams its blood funnel into anything that smells like money" (this week it's PillPack).||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 Simple Rules for Dating Sal Spady||A new local currency courtesy @bezostown, Burger Failson, Saul Spady, defines 7 simple rules for 21st Century Seattle, The Atlantic groans at the insidious use of the city's "Find It Fix It" app, Crime, or the lack thereof, and life at Sea...brook.||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRun for the Border||Alex gets blindsided on the road, the coming elections, and the state of the City Council, in the wake of the Employee Head Tax repeal, Desperado Jenny heads to the border following Brett Hamil's Proximity Law of Seattle Politics, the agony and the ecstasy of summer in Seattle, and the Great Shake Shack Debacle.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Maleficent Seven||Greg recounts a story from a typical Wednesday night, checking in with The News, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Repeal of the Employee Head Tax.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitProductivity Rock||Everybody's gone to The Collective, the travails of composting, and Jeff Bezos uses his Amazon Lottery winnings to industrialize the Moon.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitsocialism.pdf||Bagshaw the Copy Machine Monitor, the fastest growing city in the country, will they stay or will they go in the Seattle Times opinion section, and a nod to mussels with a little lean.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBecause Jobs Matter||A James Beard for June Baby, the catastrophe that is Restaurant Week, adventures eating out in the city, "Governor...welcome to the #resistance," Fremont Brewing Boycott, and a very special happy birthday.||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWill the last job leaving SEATTLE - Turn off this podcast||The "abominable" compromise of the "job-killing" Employee Head Tax, and a new drink menu fit for Mr. Moneybags at Frolik.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHacking the Homeless, There is No Them, and Amazon Strikes Back||Faustian bargains from the "future," Libertarian candidate Matt Dubin, and the flexing of Jeff Bezos' Amazon.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser - Hacking Homelessness, J-Bea's Instagram||"Clever" solutions for systemic problems, #funfriends.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTeaser - Nextdoor "Frontier Justice"||A nearly lethal dose of neighborly love from Nextdoor.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser - Freemium City||We hope you brought your wallet.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Maybe have a woman on sometime. Just sayin. It’s all dudes.
Nice work fellas. This is a good podcast. I look forward to hearing more about what’s really happening to our city.
I don't have a pod to listen to this on, but I sure enjoyed it anyways. Great points were made about the city in both a scathing and satiracle fashion.